Pornhub-owner MindGeek CEO, COO resign

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June 21 (Reuters) - Pornhub-owner MindGeek said on Tuesday Chief Executive Officer Feras Antoon and Chief Operating Officer David Tassillo have resigned after more than a decade running the adult website company.

The executives stepping down was planned since early 2022, MindGeek said, adding that both Antoon and Tassillo will remain shareholders of the company.

Luxembourg-based MindGeek, which also owns adult film production companies, has been embroiled in controversy in recent years.

A 2021 lawsuit alleged MindGeek violated federal sex trafficking and child pornography laws by allowing, and profiting from, its users posting pornographic videos featuring people under the age of 18. (https://reut.rs/3NePXTg)

Visa Inc (V.N) and Mastercard Inc (M.N) in 2020 had suspended processing payments on Pornhub after a New York Times report found unlawful content on its website.

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Reporting by Rithika Krishna in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta

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